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Circle of Security Parenting 2018 April
One Eleven Place
111 Realtors Way
Cary , NC 27513
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 8:00 AM to Friday, April 27, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Category: Community Programs


  Cary, North Carolina 
  Sponsored by: The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas
  Presented by: Neil Boris, MD - Circle of SecuirityTrainer

Circle of Security has established a DVD parenting education program offering the core components of the evidence-based and internationally acclaimed COS protocol.  This 4-Day seminar trains professionals to use an eight chapter DVD to education parents and caregivers.  The program presents video examples of secure and problematic parent/child interaction, healthy options in care giving, and animated graphics designed to clarify principles central to COS. Circle of Security Parenting implements decades of attachment research in an accessible step-by-step process for use in group settings, home visitation, or individual counselling.  Watch a sample of the DVD at


One Eleven Place
111 Realtors Way
Cary, NC  27513
Ten minute drive from the 
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Who Should Attend?

Social Workers, Pediatricians, Early Childhood Educators, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Home Visitors, Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, Behavior Support Specialists, and anyone providing parenting education and/or counseling to parents of young children.


$900 (includes COS Parenting DVD, COS Parenting Training Manual, Parent Handouts, License to use the above materials to teach COS Parenting to caregivers).  This cost (minus a $200 cancellation fee) is refundable through April 10, 2018.  After this date it may be only transferred to another person or location.  

Late Registration: 
$1,000 with payment after March 27, 2018
Group Rates:
5-9 people 10% discount, 10 or more 15% discoun

Scholarship Information:  To encourage participation by North Carolina non-profit organizations serving disadvantaged families with young children, the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas will award grants to selected NC non-profit organizations to cover half ($450) of the cost of tuition for up to two staff members or volunteers from each organization. Organizations must commit to delivering at least two Circle of Security Parenting groups to the community during between May 2017 and April 2018. Scholarship grant applications (see link below) must be received by February 23, 2018. Contact our Program Manager with questions about these scholarships: [email protected].  Application for a COS-P training scholarship has now closed. 

Learning Objectives of the Training
  • Describe the attachment theory and research upon which the Circle of Security® Parenting program is based.
  • Explain the long-term benefits of shifting caregiver focus from behavior management to enhancing the quality of relationship.
  • Describe specific steps to building self-reflection in caregivers.
  • Utilize group process and video clips of parent-child interactions to support increased empathy in caregivers.
  • Identify new strategies to use with caregivers to improve the regulation of emotions in themselves and their children.
  • Employ step-by-step approaches for promoting secure attachment in children.
  • Utilize reflective questioning to help caregivers compassionately examine their limitations as parents.
  • Explain the concept of relational rupture and repair.
  • Describe typical patterns of relational rupture whereby caregivers lose their capacity to be bigger, stronger, wiser and kind.

"The Circle of Security Parenting DVD is an outstanding contribution and a "must see" for parents of young children. Focusing on how parent/child relationships can be strengthened, this unique approach teaches parents, and those helping them, new ways to understand children's needs and behavior. It also offers effective ways to respond to these needs and behaviors. I have found it invaluable in my own work with parents of young children."

Charles H. Zeanah, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Editor, Handbook of Infant Mental Health

To Register:

Registration is open.  Go to  For questions, contact the COSI Registrar at [email protected].
*DVD may only be used by those who have completed the 4-Day training.  Completion of the 4-Day training does not grant permission to train others in the use of the DVD.

Contact: [email protected]